april 14, 2012

“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle, or you can live as if everything is a miracle.” ~ Albert Einstein Yup, it’s just a floor. I’ve been working my butt off rearranging furniture and cleaning places that haven’t been cleaned since I moved in five years ago. I only took a shot when I sat down for something to eat. Since it’s

april 13, 2012

“If you listen to what you know instinctively, it will always lead you down the Right Path.” ~ Henry Winkler Friday the 13th. It was a gorgeous day. I had the oil changed in the car. I took a walk around downtown while I waited. I need to do this more often.

april 12, 2012

“Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.” ~ Goethe They’re going to tear it down; this building that has stood sentry to thousands of enrollments, withdraws, registrations, graduations, classes, payments, and, no doubt, tears from time to time. I don’t know when she’s due to come down but, I thank her for her many good years of service.

april 11, 2012

“Please send irrefutable proof of your love and abiding presence. Burning bush would be nice. Just not inside the house, okay?” ~ Vicki Caroline Cheatwood Annie Bassoni is one of the coolest people on the planet. Look at her T-shirt!

april 10, 2012

“The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.” ~Voltaire Dogwood winter makes for beautiful blue skies and ribbed clouds.

april 9, 2012

“What happens to us today will make us stronger tomorrow.” ~ Unknown Today marks the 100th day of the outhouse! Who better to celebrate it with than the survivor, Aunt Janet? She’s come to stay with me for a week while we figure out how to rebuild her house. She got up early to have coffee with me before I went to work. I’m just throwing these in because it’s something

april 8, 2012

“Letting go isn’t the end of the world; it’s the beginning of a new life.” ~Unknown Three celebrated the first Easter without their mother. Dad lost his mother three years ago but, it was no less painful for him. I was the lucky one today; allowed to spend another Easter with my mother. It’s been a hard spring but I’m sure counting my blessings.

april 7, 2012

“Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. ”  ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr. The Happiness girls met today. We planted a crape myrtle bush in honor of Stacy’s recently departed mother, Janet. The bush shall be called…Janet. Bushes and trees are such a wonderful way to memorialize someone. Janet would be pleased.

april 6, 2012

“Life has two rules – 1: Never Quit! 2: Always Remember Rule # 1.” ~ Laurie Smith The Fine Arts building. I’ve spent many a day here as an undergrad. I’ve spent many more admiring it’s facade on my way to the office. After they removed the garish taxis bushes last year, the Tuska sculptures began to stand out. They’re particularly striking on a beautiful day like this; Good Friday and opening day at

april 5, 2012

“Let us read and let us dance – two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.” ~ Voltaire The other thing that generally does no harm – that, in fact, fixes many a thing – is laughter. Here sits the man who has made it a point to make me laugh at least once a day. He’s been extremely successful, too, I’m happy to say. He’s my